Chelsea will host Newcastle on Saturday at Stamford Bridge tonight in the second round of the English Premier League.
Chelsea want to win the Premier League title this season, especially after the departure of coach Antonio Conte at the end of last season.
Newcastle United are also looking for a good place to stay with the Premiership and take part in European tournaments next season.
The Chelsea management announced earlier the departure of the Spanish star from the club to Monaco because of the lack of coach Mauricio Sari for his services, after joining the team in 2014 from Barcelona, Spain.
London are fourth in the standings with 44 points, four points behind Tottenham, six points behind Manchester United and 10 points behind Liverpool, while Newcastle are 15th with 18 points.